College student bereavement has been called a “silent epidemic.” But we’re trying to change that; explore these stories to see how the media is helping.

Read about AMF Chapters and Students in the News, check out the National Students of AMF Buzz and review our Event Coverage.

AMF Chapters and Students in the News

Students of AMF campus chapter members are making a real impact raising awareness and advocating for bereaved college students. From sharing personal experiences to championing consistent bereavement leave policies to doing good in their communities, these students are leading the movement to help themselves and others.

06.06.13 Centre College AMF Chapter President Graduates with Fulbright Scholarship!
05.30.13 Without Him
04.19.13 Boston Attacks Leave Students Shaken, but Not Deterred
04.03.13 St. Elmo’s Hosts Open Mic Speakeasy for Charity
04.02.13 Support for Grieving Students
03.26.13 Dealing With Grief
03.20.13 College Grief & The National Students of AMF
02.04.13 Columbia College Senior Launches Grief Support Group
01.08.13 Patrick Cho’13 featured in Chronicle of Higher Education
11.13.12 Actively Moving Forward helps students cope with grief
10.31.2012 Letter to the Editor: There is an outlet for grieving
10.25.12 New Comforts for Grieving Students
09.10.12 Grieving with a Community (The Harvard Crimson)
09.09.12 Counseling Psychologist Helped Establish Bereavement Policy for Purdue Students (Journal & Courier)
09.09.2012 That Cancer Show (WPTF 680 AM)
09.03.2012 Surviving College after the Loss of a Parent (CNN)
08.16.2012 College Students Balance Academic Success with Grief, Ill Parents (
08.11.2012 Students Find Support in Time of Grief (
08.03.2012 Research shows college students struggle with grief, professor hopes to build support network (
04.27.2012 Purdue Chapter President Profiled as a Student Making a Difference on her Campus (
04.26.2012 UGA Students of AMF help Univ. students grieve (The Red and Black)
04.25.2012 UWGB students plant Memorial Garden (Fox-11)
04.19.2012 UW-Green Bay grief support group hosts Memorial Garden planting event (UWGB Inside Newsroom)
02.28.2012 Penn student gets national award for helping others with grief (NPR)
02.20.2012 UGA group — “Love comes with strings attached” (UGA webpage)
01.16.2012 NCSU Student group helps deal with grief (The Technician)
11.21.2011 Group helps students to cope with loss (ABC-11)
11.17.2011 Students encourage penn to give a spit about cancer (The Daily Pennsylvanian)
11.17.2011 UPenn Students of AMF spearhead bone marrow drive (ABC-6)
10.19.2011 Chapter of national organization deals with family illness, death, started by student (Central Michican Life)
10.29.2010: Bereaved students can find comfort with su10.19.2011pport group (The ExponentOnline)
10.21.2010: PSG votes on bereavement policy for students (The Exponent Online)
10.01.2010: ORU Students of AMF: Healing, Hope, and Community (The New ORU)
08.23.2010: Honors College Student starts grief group for UB students (The Honorable Mention)
09.28.2010: Father’s Day: A music video tribute to Kevin Bouchard (Kaitlyn Bouchard)

08.07.2010: College students deal with the loss of loved ones (News 14 Carolina)
04.27.2010: Grieving students remember loved ones (University of Delaware Review)
04.23.2010: Death, dying focus of UWGB group (Green Bay Press Gazette)
04.21.2010: Students deal with grief via support group (Polk County Itemizer-Observer)
04.21.2010: Students of AMF raise grief awareness (Technician)
04.01.2010: Hospice of Wake County receives 20 care baskets (Carolina Newswire)
03.16.2010: Campus organization offers group support and encouragement to students after loss of a loved one (Fourth Estate Newspaper)
02.01.2010: Support group helps students with sick, dead loved ones (The Independent Florida Alligator)
12.10.2009: Grief, schoolwork challenging to balance (The Globe)
12.08.2010: New RSO offers support for grieving students (University of Delaware Review)
11.04.2009: Coping with grief while in college (The University Daily Kansan)
08.21.2009: Person of the Week: David Fajgenbaum (ABC11/WTVD-TV)
01.24.2008: Life support: UW students reach out to others who are living with grief (The Daily of UW)

National Students of AMF Buzz

The more you know about AMF, the better equipped you are to help us spread the word about college student bereavement. So, take a few minutes to learn more about our mission and activities, as covered in the press.

04.23.2012: AMF Founder profiled in American Medical Association article (AMA News)
06.15.2011: AMF Founder profiled on the Daily Brink (Daily Brink)
College not helpful in grief process (
TBJ announces 2011 Health Care Heroes Awards honorees (Triangle Business Journal)
Happy Thanksgiving from AMF (NSAMF)
Heart of Carolinas Perspectives (ABC11/WTVD-TV)
Loss among co-eds a rising concern (Golden Gate [X]Press)
National Students of AMF named Best Place to Donate Your Time (Midtown Magazine)
Helping students deal with grief (Campus Media Group)
National Students of AMF Announces Staci Barfield as Executive Director (Carolina Newswire)
Campus Media Group Announces Students of AMF as 2009-2010 PSA Winner (Campus Media Group)
Make It Matter: Grief Relief (Reader’s Digest)
Today Show: Make It Matter (Today Show/NBC)
2007 BRICK Award: Public Health (CW)
Second Nature (Psychology Today)
2007 BRICK Award Video (David Fajgenbaum)
Charity takes precedence over career for some grads (Associated Press)

Event Coverage

Events give us a way to engage the community while having a great time, raising money, and sharing our vision. Our hats go off to our media partners for extending our reach through their event coverage.

03.22.2012: ABC11 profiles National Students of AMF about upcoming Soiree and current events (WTVD-TV)
08.27.2010: ABC11 Connecting with the Community: Bootcamp & Lazy Daze (WTVD-TV)
08.26.2010: ABC11 Connecting with the Community: Bootcamp to Build Chapters (WTVD-TV)
08.07.2010: National Conference on College Student Grief (News 14 Carolina)
Boot Camp Raises Money for Cancer Research Anthony Wilson (WTVD-TV)
Heart of Carolina Perspectives: 2008 Boot Camp 2 Beat Cancer (ABC11/WTVD-TV)
Heart of Carolina Perspectives: 2007 Boot Camp 2 Beat Cancer (ABC11/WTVD-TV)
2005 Boot Camp 4 Brain Cancer (WB22)

All media inquiries should be directed to:

David Fajgenbaum
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